X Not Displaying Properly

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shredmaster5k
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X Not Displaying Properly

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Originally, I had been using my TV as a monitor for my box via the VGA cable. I switched to a normal CRT the other day, and when I booted up my computer, X wasn't displaying properly at all. Basically, all I saw was a black screen and the bottom of the mint logo for a couple of pixels at the top of my screen. I switched to one of the terminals and everything displayed properly there.

I tried removing GDM, but when I typed startx, I ran into the same thing. I looked through a couple of config files but I honestly don't know what I'm looking for.

Thanks for any help!
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Re: X Not Displaying Properly

Post by pompom »

Welcome to Linux Mint!

Try booting into the recovery shell entering from grub menu your kernel version and the shell option

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linux.2.6.31-22-generic init=/bin/sh
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
That should do the trick.

Cheers,

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shredmaster5k
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Re: X Not Displaying Properly

Post by shredmaster5k »

Thank you very much for the reply! I really must apologize at my lack of technical expertise here -- I have tried to get something going with this, but I can't figure out how to get to the recovery shell from GRUB to do what you described there. I've tried searching for some answers, but to no avail. Any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!

Again, thanks very much!
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Re: X Not Displaying Properly

Post by th3bar0n »

When you boot up the PC, you get a green menu (after about 5-10 seconds) The top option will say Linux Mint. At this point, press the down arrow on your keyboard and select the recovery mode option.

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